Thursday, October 27, 2011

PAST: ARTIST TALK: Global Africa: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and Steven Nelson at The Ripley Center SAT, Jan 7th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Free

The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art presents "Global Africa"
with Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and Steven Nelson
Saturday, January 7th
2:00pm - 4:00pm

 The Global Africa series presents international artists who are engaging with Africa in their work. Cuban- born American artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons discusses her work of the last twenty years with a focus on the installation art, performative photography and cultural activism that has gained her international recognition. Leading art historian Steven Nelson (University of California at Los Angeles) joins the artist in a conversation about her family history in Nigeria, Cuba and Boston, and its influence on her poignant artworks.

Presented in conjunction with Artists in Dialogue 2: Sandile Zulu and Henrique Oliveira. Curator Karen Milbourne will offer a “last look” walk-through of the exhibition at 1 p.m. preceding the Global Africa program. Please meet at National Museum of African Art mezzanine, sublevel 1. This program received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. 

Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
 Lecture Hall
1100 Jefferson Dr, SW
Metro: Smithsonian (exit Mall side)

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